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Emissions Trading Scheme and Registry

The EPA manages the administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the operation of the New Zealand Emission Unit Register. We are the main compliance and enforcement agency for the ETS, responsible for verifying that participants are complying with the scheme.

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Why we have the ETS

The purpose of the scheme is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in New Zealand.

How the ETS works

The “currency” of the ETS is New Zealand Units (NZUs), commonly referred to as a ‘carbon credit’

Image of line graph from an ETS reports.

Reports and information

Data from the NZEUR, including transaction trends and historical data. Annual ETS ('section 89') reports; annual emissions data for each activity in the ETS.

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